Compare 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass vs 1998 Nissan Maxima

1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1998 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GL 20 29 $16,287 $17,800
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 29 $17,773 $19,425
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4-Door Sedan Manual GXE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 28 $20,814 $23,249
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 22 27 $20,916 $23,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 28 $21,806 $24,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 28 $23,943 $26,899
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,287
$19,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,800
$21,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$297 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 99.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 189.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 25.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 14.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.87 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.86 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.78 x 1.02 10.94 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.40 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3074 3012
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 356
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3200 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L82 NA
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 4800 190 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.85
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.27
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GXE
Vehicle Name
Oldsmobile Cutlass Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32

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